Crane's Quinine and Tar Compound

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
An expectorant for coughs, colds, hoarseness, tickling in throat, bronchial coughs, and coughs resulting from la grippe [influenza]
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
Crane Medicine Co.
Physical Description
alcohol 5% (drug active ingredients)
tar (drug active ingredients)
quinine (drug active ingredients)
glass (overall material)
cardboard (packaging material)
cork (lid material)
glass (overall material)
paper (label material)
box: 5 7/8 in x 5 in x 1 in; 14.9225 cm x 12.7 cm x 2.54 cm
bottle: 5 13/32 in x 1 7/8 in x 7/8 in; 13.716 cm x 4.7625 cm x 2.2225 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs
Fever & Chill Drugs
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Patent Medicine
Botanical Medicine
G.E. Damon Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Balm of America
Botanical Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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